History Lesson – Pope Cautions Gowon On “Reprisals Or Genocide” Against Biafrans

  January 12, 1970 Pope Cautions Gowon on “Reprisals or Genocide” against Biafrans   Pope Paul VI acknowledged today that the Nigerian authorities had promised to respect the human rights of their apparently defeated Biafran adversaries but he warned, as he did yesterday, against further bloodshed. He also sent a message to the Nigerian head…

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General Phillip Effiong

General Phillip Effiong, Ojukwu’s Deputy is Dead.  November 08, 2003 THE defunct Biafran General who signed the surrender document with Colonel Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Phillip Effiong is dead, Radio Nigeria reported yesterday. Chief Effiong who held the chieftaincy title of Akakang Ibimo Ibom (the people’s sword ) was 78.

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Ojukwu’s Post Biafra Speech

Ojukwu’s Call from Exile Statement issued through the Biafran Information agency in Geneva and reproduced verbatim in The Times, 16 January 1970. Three days ago I left the Republic of Biafra with certain members of my Cabinet as a result of a decision taken by that Cabinet in the interest of our people’s survival. Since my departure events have moved with such breathless speed that friends and foe alike have been left not only bewildered but confused.